Beach wheelchairs are specially designed to make travelling across sand or shells possible. They have large ball-shaped balloon tyres that spread the weight over a large area. That stops you getting bogged down.
If you have ever tried to self-propel across sand you will know that it is virtually impossible. The caster wheels dig in and stop any forward motion. Even with someone pushing you and tilting you back to get off the casters doesn’t work. Then your back wheels will sink in and you still can’t move.
A specially designed beach wheelchair will allow you to self-propel across the sand with ease on the large ball wheels. Rust-proof materials mean that you can take them right into the water. Additionally, the seat and back have fabrics that dry out quickly.
Beach wheelchairs are great…for the beach.
Unfortunately, they are big and cumbersome making them difficult to transport. Now, there are a few beaches around the country where you can rent a beach wheelchair. That’s great, but what if you want to explore a beach where beach wheelchairs are not available.
The answer is a wheelchair attachment for sand.
A large ball-shaped balloon attachment
The beach wheelchair attachment has a large ball-shaped balloon front wheel which sits between two sturdy forks. It clips quickly and easily onto your front footrest. The wheelchair attachment for sand lifts your front caster wheels up clear of the ground. While its huge surface area makes it perfect for passing over even soft sand. Combine the attachment with off-road wheels and wide tyres at the rear and you have a wheelchair that can get you anywhere along the beach you chose to go.
So, if you are fed up with sitting in your wheelchair watching others have fun on the beach. Get ready to join in, because a new adaptation could take you and your chair right down to the sea.